Tatiana Kouzovkina (art. name Tatiana Lina)
was born in Russia, in Novosibirsk, the capital of
Siberia and the third largest city after Moscow and St. Petersburg. There she finished school and got her music education. At the age of 18 she moved to St. Petersburg. She studied acting and directing at the St. Petersburg State University of Arts and Culture and worked at the Leningrad Chamber Theatre.
In 1992 Tatiana was invited to the Netherlands to take part in a theatre production. Since then she lives in Amsterdam. Together with an international group of theatremakers she founded the Amsterdam Chamber Theatre, (ACT) a theatre company that is still active and creative today. The company has performed in the Netherlands
and abroad, and took part in many international theatre festivals. With the ACT Tatiana has played in more than 20 theatre productions and has written various theatre scripts.
Tatiana started to teach acting when she was still a university student. Since that time she
gave lessons in Russia, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Egypt. For 8 years Tatiana was
a principal guest teacher at GITIS Scandinavia, a filial of GITIS Moscow - the Russian State
Theatre Academy. She gave classes and workshops at the Cairo Theater Academy, the theater school TheaterStudio and the Performers House School in Denmark, Leiden
University and the Amateur Toneelschool Amsterdam.
Tatiana wrote her first songs for her own graduation show at the acting faculty at the University in St. Petersburg. Today her portfolio contains music and songs for more than 10 theatre productions that were produced in the Netherlands and abroad.
In the Netherlands Tatiana discovered her love for world music. In 1996 she founded together with the other three actresses an a capella quartet Rusalki for which she wrote more than 70 arrangements of the traditional songs from different countries. With Rusalki she gave more than 400 concerts and has recorded 3 CDs.
In 2007 Tatiana printed her first songbook with vocal arrangements of the traditional
Russian songs. At the same time she started with the workshops 'Russian songs' and 'Roma songs'. Since 2010 she is the artistic leader and a conductor of the singing group Angels.
Tatiana always had two passions: theatre and music. Until now she succeeded combining
them both in her professional life. In the future she hopes to discover, to experience and
to share more of both worlds.